22nd January 2018
NEM Hawks moved up to second place in the Womens’ Premier Handball League with victory over Cambridge.
London Angels beat Coventry Sharks to move off the bottom of the table, while Olympia won against Peninsula.
Hawks ran out 26-17 winners against Cambridge, after holding a 14-7 lead at the break. Hawks' Lucy-Anne Ready, and Cambridge’s Nikoletta Rau joint-top-scored in the match with seven goals apiece. Agnes Foeglein weighed in with six for Cambridge, while Athalia Ibanga grabbed five for Hawks. The results sees Hawks leapfrog West London Eagles – who like leaders London GD were not in action – into second spot. Cambridge are seventh, ahead of bottom side Peninsula on goal difference.
London Angels climbed to sixth in the table thanks to a 22-19 win at Coventry Sharks. Angels trailed by a goal at half time with the scores 12-11 in Sharks favour. However, they turned their fortunes around in the second half to take maximum points. Beata Nagy and Nikoletta Kurtiova scored seven goals apiece for Angels, while for Sharks Kristin Ivancheva was also on target seven times. Sharks sit in fifth place on 15 points.
Olympia beat Peninsula 28-17. The London side pulled away in the second half after a close first period finished 11-9 in their favour. Peninsula’s Jemaine Knott led the scoring charts with seven goals, while Amelia Neacsu and Iwona Mashanda both found the back of the net six times for Olympia. Olympia are in fourth spot on 16 points.